Candy

Feel like a kid in a candy store with these sweet recipes! From chocolate fudge to brittles, clusters to nougets, and everything in between and beyond, find recipes for your favorite candies. Perfect for parties, personal treats or a homemade gift, you'll be sure to make every sweet tooth scream with delight!

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Chocolate Bark Recipes

If you have a long gift list but are short on time, you're barking up the right tree. Rustic hunks of chocolate bark are utterly easy to make, endlessly adaptable, and just plain fun.

Maple Taffy

Maple syrup is boiled, poured into rows on a snow-lined tray, and rolled onto sticks to make this chewy, irresistible candy. To create "snow" indoors, pulse ice in a food processor.

Peanut Brittle

Rating: 3.33 stars 275
A picture of salty-sweet perfection, brittle is surprisingly easy to make. Serve it alongside coffee or tea for dessert, and save any leftovers for snacking. Peanuts make a classic brittle, but you can substitute cashews or almonds instead.

Marshmallow Fudge

Mini marshmallows are melted into this dark chocolate fudge, giving it the smoothest, creamiest texture.

Candied Citrus Peel

Rating: 3.17 stars 196
Serve as a sweet finish to a meal; dip into melted semisweet chocolate, let set, then pack as a gift; or finely chop and stir into muffin batter or scone dough.

Homemade Marshmallows

Rating: 3.72 stars 570
Pulling off a homemade marshmallow recipe is easier than you think. This recipe gives you perfectly gooey marshmallows. Sandwich it into a s'more, or just dip your marshmallow in hot chocolate. Friends will definitely want to know where you found the recipe!

Candied Lemon Slices

Rating: 3.06 stars 481
These tart treats go perfectly with Lemon Crepes and make beautiful garnishes for our Meyer-Lemon and Coconut Layer Cake.

Candy Apples

Rating: 3.61 stars 318
Candy apples are a classic fall dessert that family and friends are sure to love. Use your apple-picking haul to make the ultimate Halloween treat, complete with a sticky-sweet caramel coating.

Upside-Down Lemon Meringue Pie

Our recipe tester's grandmother Josephine Rege has been making her version of lemon angel pie for more than 60 years. We updated her recipe, and the result became an instant Martha (and test-kitchen) favorite.This recipe is one of our Better Basics: 10 New Takes on Family Favorites, see the others.

Penuche Fudge

Rating: 3.49 stars 255
Penuche boldly proffers its characteristic butterscotch and maple overtones and its comforting fudgy texture. Get the packaging how-to for the Penuche Fudge.

Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar

No-bake, vegan, gluten-free—this decadent dessert has a lot going for it. Dark chocolate is layered with a crunchy-chewy mixture of walnuts, dates, and peanut butter in a loaf pan, then finished with more nuts and flaky salt.

Fruit Jellies

Rating: 3.81 stars 171
These colorful fruit jellies are simple to make and fun to eat.
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These Homemade Chocolate Treats Are Guaranteed to Make Your Valentine Swoon
From easy marshmallow fudge and peanut butter cups to elegant Earl Grey truffles and chocolate-dipped cherries, these are the most gorgeous—and delicious—chocolates to make for your sweetheart this February 14th.
Candy Cane Cocktail
Rating: 3.47 stars
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This delicious cocktail, perfect for the holiday season, is courtesy of Charles Corpion from The Four Seasons.